Global packaging group All4Labels is to install one of the first ever HP Indigo V12 digital presses.

It is the first press to utilise the company’s new LEPx technology, and is a narrow web label press capable of printing at 120 linear m/min.

V12 uses the same HP Indigo chemistry and physics as before but has a new 1600dpi LED printhead, a new photoconductor imaging drum and a new blanket belt.

 V12 is actually the first Series 6 HP Indigo digital press and is not geared up to handle short runs, rather to open digital printing up to a larger section of the label printing market.

Massimiliano Martino, chief technology officer at All4Lables said, ‘While we are contributing to the development of new HP Indigo presses including the V12, we have already implemented an advanced digitalisation program that includes a robust online portal where customers can directly order to press.

‘We are connecting our HP Indigo printing lines to automated vehicles and robots to drastically enhance safety and efficiency. Specifically, to industry 4.0 together with HP Indigo, we have equipped operators with augmented reality glasses and headphones to visualise in 3D presses live for remote operations, support, simulations, and trainings.

‘All our HP Indigo presses are connected to monitor their production performance live, and we are establishing a central control room in our Hamburg headquarters to monitor, navigate and manage our digital production worldwide.’